George Murray Quotes

31 George Murray quotes:

"I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in."
"In fact, in some ways, I actually feel much more confident about the quality of Carousel than I do about The Cottage Builder's Letter: probably because of its cohesive nature."
"This isn't TV. It doesn't have to give itself up entirely on the first read. There should still be a variety of levels and multiplicity of meaning."
"With Carousel I had an idea and it all came out quickly."
"A sequence works in a way a collection never can."
"Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige."
"Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too."
"I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety."
"I am still interested in the long or serial poem, but have written a few smaller things. I may start sending to journals again in a year or so... that's about it."
"I don't think there's anything wrong with someone having to read a poem twice. Or even a book."
"I feel as though I've fooled the world into thinking I'm an adult and now they're letting me procreate."
"I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved. Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view, radically different from the last."
"I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction."
"I started writing The Hunter in April of 2001, just as CBL was coming out."
"I still write the occasional short story, and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do."
"I suppress the vast majority of what I write."
"I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice - sparingly."
"I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling."
"I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process."
"I'm not interested in being easy anymore. Readable, yes. Easy, no."

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